Jake weikert


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My Garage:
  • 1981 Jeep CJ (2.5" lift, 33" tires)
  • 1946 Jeep Willys (Stock lift, 32" tires)
  • 1980 Jeep Cherokee (Stock lift, 32" tires)
An avid off roader my entire driving life, the muddy backroads of Iowa is where I cut my teeth. After college and some life events I have been very active in multiple facets of off-roading since 2014. In 2019 I went west for the first time doing the JP Dirt-N-Drive and it changed my outlook on wheeling forever! Since then I have been to Moab multiple times, Colorado wheeling in the San Juans, and in the Mojave doing different segments of trails there. I am not much of a club person but have joined with a great group of like minded folks out of Colorado and wheel with them whenever I can! My primary Jeep is a 1981 CJ5 that has been heavily modded but still looks pretty stock. I also have a 1946 CJ-2A, a 1980 Cherokee Laredo, and various other projects. Always looking for the next adventure and ready to go!

My Garage (3)

1981 Jeep CJ

Lift Size: 2.5"
Tire Size: 33"
Rock Sliders Dual Batteries with Controller Holley sniper EFI ARB F/R Lockers JKS Disconnects York OBA Hand Throttle Twin Stick Dana 300 Electric Fans Aluminum 3 Core Rancho 2.5 Spring and Shock lift VHF/CB Cessna Headset Comms Bluetooth Stereo KC Lights Warn 8274 w/synthetic Yukon one piece rear axles Trussed and welded rear Dedicated Grounding system 11" Rear "Big Brake" kit Porsche 924 seats Jerry can tire carrier M/T Deegan 38 tires upgraded lockouts Raptor lined interior Rear storage system Electric Fridge Bluetooth stereo

1946 Jeep Willys

Lift Size: Stock
Tire Size: 32"
Bone stock other than the tires. Built from multiple carcasses and did it all from a twisted frame to having in in Moab in 30 days!

1980 Jeep Cherokee

Lift Size: Stock
Tire Size: 32"
New Build on this sweet clean Laredo! Not sure of plans yet but hopefully someday make a daily out of it!

My Trail Reviews (10)

(within last 6 months)
Forest Service 202 (09/22/2022)
Tight track with lots of tight areas and rocky areas that will keep attention and pinstripe… lots of color and cool views!
Cedar Mountain Road (09/22/2022)
Nice scenic drive with great views of Pikes Peak - great to cool off when Springs is hot! Fun access to some of the iconic trails in the area.
Old Stage Road (08/13/2022)
Nice scenic drive above Colorado Springs. A couple tight corners but most of it 2 way dirt road. Fun but dusty and very washboarded up.
Williams Pass (08/01/2022)
One of the first groups to run for the season and wow what a trail! The start is a series of tight roads with one switchback to get up the hill. It then transitions into a very rocky bog with very large rocks that will test your suspension! This continues as you go back into the trees and then down the rock switchback to the old railroad grade. The grade is not steep or hard but if you don’t like heights is nerve racking! The end makes it all worth it with the remains of Alpine to explore.
Grizzly Lake (07/30/2022)
Adrenaline and back pain lol! The wall was a formidable obstacle that I had to winch up along with many from our group. After this it doesn’t give back your attention! The steep shelf section above the wall was exciting. Lots of off camber and steep drops allows no mistakes. Making it to grizzly lake makes it worth the drive. Not a long trail but takes more time than you think!
Tincup Pass (07/29/2022)
Neat trail with lots of history - starting in St.Elmo the road goes through many different levels of terrain. The mountain meadow just before tree line we saw moose not far off tail. The road down to the lake was rough but scenic and the town of Tin Cup was cool. Continued on to Napoleon
Hancock Pass (07/29/2022)
Great but rainy day of wheeling! Running up the old railroad grade was interesting with lots of old structures. The Sherrod loop was interesting as was the old Williams tank. Couple of tricky spots where it was wet near the pass but overall not a very tough trail.
Lower Gold Camp Road (07/16/2022)
Fun little trip with the kids close to home… nothing at all technical but a cool road with old railroad tunnels ending at the falls.. nice way to escape the day in town for a few hours.
Hackett Gulch (07/11/2022)
Wow! This was a fun trail! Started it late in the day. Cool and cloudy but no rain. This thing starts in quick and keeps throwing it at you. My CJ5 short wheelbase made some of the climbs and off camber areas even more interesting. The loose gravel like surface causes some slippage and fun! We got to the river at dusk and did the whole out in the dark! That made it all the more fun picking lines.
Dome Plateau to Dome Wash (Route) (06/29/2022)
Really cool trail with a lot of diversity. The caves and the arches are worth the drive alone. Look for the dinosaur tracks too! The trail is sandy and a few steps make it interesting but not too hard. Again and again hill was a fun climb but not difficult. Try this trail to get out of Moab proper and enjoy a less travelled trail.